So I read this in the Salt Lake Tribune today. Just when I think it's absolutely impossible for the Utah Legislature to be any more moronic and disappointing, they somehow manage to outdo themselves.
I don't know why I'm always surprised by the dumb things the Utah Legislature try (and often manage) to get passed. After all, these are the same people who felt we needed a state gun around the same time Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head. These are the same people who tried and managed to pass a bill (HB477) that would inhibit transparency in government, all without any input from the people they supposedly represent and then were forced to repeal it when they realized the majority of the people they represent didn't approve of it.
Now they want to completely get rid of sexual education in schools. I'm sorry, do these people think completely eliminating sex education is going to make kids stop having sex? And whether one thinks premarital sex is immoral, shouldn't kids at least be informed about the dangers and the measures that will keep them safe and healthy and which will help them avoid unwanted pregnancies and diseases? Hey, abstinence is a nice ideal, but we can plainly see in society that the ideal is not always (or even often) met.
I just don't believe that keeping our children's heads in the sand when it comes to this issue is healthy or beneficial to either them or society in general. Stuff like this drives me crazy. Hopefully this will die in the Senate.